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the whole thing. like the crew of apollo 8, who took this picture commonly known as earth rise from the window of the craft as they operatored the moon in 1968. unfortunately, nearly half the earth was in shadow. an unmanned soviet spacecraft called zan 7 got this shot during a lunar fly buy. i guess you would call that a gibbon thes earth. fully lit by the sun. it is probably a shot you have seen so often you don't think how amazing it is. it was nicknamed the blue marble and it was taken by one of the astronaut astronauts on board, apollo 17. apollo 17 launched 40 years ago today, december 17, 1972. it was a night launch, aiming for littoral valley. gene certain non, harrison jack schmidt and ron evans aboard. apollo 17 launched at night, and when they landed three days later, the sun was behind them. and so that particular launch trajectory put a fully formed beautifully lit earth in the window of the command module at a time when the astronauts really should have been too busy to look at it. here is how al rainer, who could wrote the movie apollo 13 describes what happened. quot
and god willing as we should return. for all mankind. god speed to apollo 17. ♪ >> i'm convinced the space program will come back. the country needs to have something to look forward to, to look up to, to be proud of. what could we do, look how far we went in 70 years. my grandmother, had no electricity, an outhouse and she watched the first guy walk on the moon. >> i would like to see the next generation footprints on the moon. i hope that happens. >> heather: you can catch that entire documentary fox news reporting "fly me to the moon." it airs right here 9:00 p.m. eastern. >> an update on venezuelan president hugo chavez. why he is heading back to the hospital. >> heather: plus right to work legislation setting off a firestorm in michigan. now thousands of union members are gearing up for a second round of protests at the state capital. how will this battle end of. you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor recommended gaviscon®. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps block stomach acid from splashing up- relieving the pain
and also recovered the apollo ast astronauts before being retired in 1970. but other historic ships around the country, the yorktown is in need of costly repairs. >> the wear and tear from the salt water. >> reporter: rasing repair money for these privately run museum ships is a huge challenge. >> when you're looking at tens of millions of dolla that it will take to restore the uss yorktown, you can't sell enough t-shirts to make that happen. >> reporter: already a dozen historic ships have been lost. this ship, a cold war era submarine now in danger of toppling over. repairing it will cost more than $3 million. so chances are unless there's a big donation, it will be sunk at sea, closing another chapter in u.s. history. >> if they did away with all the museums, it would be like getting rid of the battle field, whether, you know, like gt gettiesberg, vix vicksburg. >> and other ships face the ravages of time. mark potter, nbc news, charleston. >>> that's nbc nightly news on this sunday. brian williams will be up tomorrow. i'm lester holt reporting from los angeles for all of us at nbc news
you feel? >> humble. >> god willing as we show return. >> for all man kind. godspeed to crew of apollo 17. ♪ >> the space program will come back. the country needs to have something to look forward to, to look up to and be proud of. what can we do in 10,000 years? my grand mother on a farm in michigan had a ring telephone no, electricity, outhouse and she walked the first guy walk on the moon. >> i would like to see the next generation leigh footprints of the moon. i hope it happens. >> get more evenly thoughts from charles krauthammer. >> i talked to kneel about that. he said those people represent a time in the country when it seemed we could do the impossible. now we can't cobble together deal on the fiscal cliff. what are your thoughts? >> humans lived in the sky for 100,000 years and finally got off the ground at kitty hawk. then it took 66 years to go from the flight a minute-and-a-half or so, kitty hawk to the moon. yet for the next 40, we lived in retreat. literally circling the space station studying the physiology of nausea. that's not what kennedy had in mind to say we
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